Internet Providers in Parkston, South Dakota

Most Popular Internet Providers in Parkston, South Dakota:

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  • 1. 1. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

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    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 2. 2. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

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    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. Santel
    69.5% Available
    69.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 250-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber and DSL
    • Price Range: $90 - $150
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 4. 4. Fort Randall Cable Systems
    21.5% Available
    21.5%

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    Speeds up to:
    8 Mbps
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    1 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 8-8mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free initial installation provided.
    • Price Range: $53.95 - $53.95
  • 1. 1. Santel
    100% Available
    100%

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    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 250-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $95 - $169
  • 2. Fort Randall Telephone Company
    0.1% Available
    0.1%

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    Speeds up to:
    8 Mbps
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    1 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 8-8mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free initial installation provided.
    • Price Range: $53.95 - $53.95
1 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Parkston. See All
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    3 Mbps
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    1.5 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-3mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

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    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Parkston, South Dakota

The average Parkston address has broadband service through 1.34 providers.

Santel Communications provides an second choice, serving Parkston with 69 percent local availability and a maximum download speed of 500 Mbps.

Viasat Internet is the most widely available option in Parkston. The provider is available to virtually one hundred percent of Parkston addresses. HughesNet is the most common second option in the area, providing close to one hundred percent of residents with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package for Parkston is 25 megabits per second download.

When we're looking at network technology with significant infrastructure built across the city, we see that the most common hardwired Internet technology types are Satellite (virtually one hundred percent coverage) and Fiber and DSL (69.48 percent coverage).

Broadband availability insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on a mix of governmental data and private data we collect from providers, or via private third parties. Averaged statistics shown below regarding speed and performance data is sourced primarily from M-Labs. Our research team has hand-aggregated package pricing and service data for 113 Internet plans and bundles in the Parkston market as of 2021.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Parkston, South Dakota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Santel Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s 69.5%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Fort Randall Cable Systems 8 Mbps Cable 17m 4s 21.5%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Parkston

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Parkston is the 275th most connected city in South Dakota ahead of Springfield, but behind Mitchell, Lake Andes, Wagner, and Freeman.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 14 people in Hutchinson County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 41% of people living in Parkston have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 28% of Parkston residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Hutchinson County, approximately 14 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Cap Issues Around Parkston

Data from our research team suggests that top ISPs in the area currently place a limit on data use for their residential broadband packages. Data caps are disliked since consumers view them as a tactic to discourage "cord cutting", while providers explain data caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the culprit is over-the-top streaming, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Compare Parkston to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Parkston 42.3 Mbps 5 $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +492.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +106.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.16 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +118.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +127.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +119.8 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )